A revolutionary questions on the Anatomy of revolutions

 

Hello Stalkers! It is almost the end of this term and we’re starting are last project. We are studying Revolutions and the reasons, stages and effects of it. Last week we were learning about the man that in 1938 revolutionized revolutions. This man was called Crane Brinton that wrote a book called The Anatomy of Revolution that explains the stages of a revolution.

 

We were assigned to make an inquiry question about the stages of revolution and write about it! My question is “how does the different happenings in the 2 and 3 stages effect the outcome of the revolution.”.

The 2 stage is the moderate stage which is still the early stages of revolution. The leader and followers are still quite timid and want to resolve with little blood drawn. Quite and moderate reform is what they would like for NOW!! Stage 3 is the crisis stage! The radicals fall into power and the violence dramatically rises. The radicals have had enough dilly daddiling and want “Justice”.

But stage 2 and 3 can differ and with that comes war or peace as a conclusion. My hypothesis is that the more the radicals use violence as an option in stage 3 the bigger hole they will dig for them selves, ending in war! I think that radicalism doesn’t work to an extent because if I was the party being over thrown I would be angry at the fact that you are being violent. In stage two the moderate revolutionary’s want reform some what peacefuly. I think that this is the best option for the revolution ending in peace.

To really answer this question I wanted to find out which revolutions end in war or peace. The first is the French Revolution which ended in peace (some what). What I mean by some what  is that on the book Cran Brinton wrote I think that peace to him meant not winning but just being over with the revolution, no matter what the conclusion. In the end the French did not have sufficient funds to keep the war going!

One revolution that actually succeeded (most dont) is the Bolshevik/Russian revolution in 1917 . At the time of the overthrowing of the tsar the Bolsheviks were still relatively weak and no one thought they had a chance to overthrow and go into power. But in late 1917 Lenin decided that Russia at the time was ready for a revolution, Putting the Russian social-democratic workers in power.

These were just a few examples of revolutions that have succeeded, many have NOT. This blog post was just a start for this topic of revolutions and you will certainly be seeing more!

 

My dads work is soooo boring!

Maker 9, folds in health and careers 9 which is part of the curriculum for grade 9! Are first event this year is Take Your Kids To Work day an national event that takes place all around Canada, on November first.

What are fathers and mothers do is not always apparent for a lot of people. In my case I knew very little of the second home my father calls a workplace. The morning of the Take Your Kid To Work day I thought my father was a banker! At the end of the day I knew my father was a portfolio manager and had many different jobs to do around the office that took different skills and lots of intelligence, both areas I lack in!

A position I could see my self pursuing in this work place is an investment banker! I chose this because this job seems interesting and fast pace. This job requires many attributes, such as….
Hard working, On the ball, focused and committed. All of these attributes round up to being a hard worker, something that I am! This job is really interesting because it is competitive and quite like a game!

This day will remain in my head for many years and could quite possibly effect my choices and decisions in what area of work I would be interested to find and pursue later in life.

 

 

Stuffies……

Hello stalkers! This unit we have focused on the environment, geography and change, all three of those have been mixed in with this awesome project called Frankenstuffie! For this project we were first given a geographical region in Canada and split up into groups. Next we would study are regions vegetation, landforms, weather and industries. After, we picked an animal and gave it a problem that tide into the carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen cycle. Finally we were given the task of turning this into a fantastic movie touching on real problems and evolution and adaptation.

 

The first step of this project was making an epistolary journal of his movements around the region. This journal was split into episodes to organize and split up are writing. An epistolary story is a genre of writing that is often quite point forward and abrupt. The first 3 episodes touched on the vegetation and landforms around my region (the Saint Lawrence) and his day to day life. The last 3 episodes were on the changes that he must face and his transformation/evolution from mere wolf to hybrid beast!

The next big step that we took in this project was writing the script. This was for me the most challenging step because at the start I could not grasp the type of writing I needed to create a movie. Turning the epistolary to a script was difficult because I needed to add so much more imagery and emotion that comes with plays, movies, books and poems. I found that even though I struggled in the begging to write this script it was fun and the challenge of writing it made it more interesting! After we finished the script we had the most important part of every project that we do in PLP……… REVISION! I find that the revision process to me is the make or brake stage of the project. Revision is so important because most likely your first draft will be terrible.

Third step is the STORYBOARD. The storyboard is so important and I recommend everyone do it, because without the storyboard you will be out filming and forget every shot you need. The storyboard was a very gruelling process because of the surprising amount of time it took for me to finish it. The layout of the storyboard was shot by shot and you had to write the certain shot you were going to take, an example would be a wide shot, used in the movie industry to get a person performing an action. On the storyboard you also had to write the narrations or sounds going on in that’s shot and a guess of the amount of time that shot would take.

Last but certainly not least…. the MOVIE. This part of the project was quite interesting because of the creative freedom we were given for this project. What I meant by that is the amount of different styles of videos that were created. Creative freedom meant a lot of different apps were needed some of the most helpful were… IMovie, Green Screen by Do Ink, Explain Everything, GarageBand and Superimpose! A huge part of creating this movie was the different shots needed, a variety of different shots add to the movie and make it overly more interesting! Some of the different shots are wide, close ups and medium shots all used in my movie for different reasons. Editing the movie was extremely difficult because even though I have edited before I am still not super experienced. Imovie is a great app to get used to movie making and helps you through the steps and gives a lot of great tips.

Overall this Frankenstuffie project was awesome and a great experience. I learned a lot and hope you enjoy!